Nepalese Canadian Heritage Centre (NCHC) at a Glance

Background: Historically, Nepalese culture evolved through the amalgamation of Hindu and Buddhist beliefs. Hinduism and Buddhism share common values, tradition and shrine for worship and believe in peaceful co-existence, compassion, forgiveness and religious harmony. The people of Nepalese origin take immense pride in this background, culture and heritage. In light of the growing Nepalese Canadian populace in Canada, particularly in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and its surrounding areas, it is prudent to communally own a place for congregating, practicing and celebrating Nepalese religious and socio-cultural rites, festivities and traditions.

Mission: To preserve and promote the Nepalese socio-cultural heritage respecting the Canadian multiculturalism enshrined in the Canadian Multiculturalism Act.

Objectives: NCHC’s objectives are as follows

  • To promote and preserve the Nepalese Socio-cultural heritage
  • To establish and provide a place of worship for Hindus and Buddhists
  • To provide venue and services for socio-religious functions/events
  • To strive for socio-cultural harmony and understanding among Canadians of all backgrounds
  • To provide an opportunity for collaboration and integration among Nepalese Canadians from all walks of life
In order to achieve the above objectives, NCHC was established and registered in June 2012 with the Corporations Canada as a Not-for-Profit corporation.


Board of Directors: CHC has a Board of Directors. The Directors are elected by members except two non-member Directors who are appointed by the elected Board of Directors. Board has a Chairperson and a Vice-chairperson responsible for chairing and smooth running of Board meetings. The Board is responsible for making policies of the corporation. Executive Committee: Executive committee is appointed by the Board of Directors and It consists of the following:
  1. President
  2. Secretary
  3. Joint-secretary
  4. Treasurer
  5. Spokesperson
The Executive Committee is responsible for implementing the strategic plans and policies of the corporation. Sub-committees: In addition to the Executive Committee, there are Following sub-committees to assist the
  1. Executive Committee
  2. Accounting Committee
  3. Finance Committee
  4. Cultural Committee
  5. Information Technology (IT)
  6. Committee
  7. Legal Committee
Sources of Funds: The following are the sources of funding of the corporation:
  1. Membership fees
  2. Donations (regular/occasional)
  3. Revenue from cultural events
  4. Revenue from worships
  5. Government/non-governmental
  6. Organization’s grants and assistance

Short Term and Long Term Goals

Short Term Goals (2 to 5 Years):

  1. Conduct fund raising campaign by exploring all potential sources
  2. Raise approximately $400,000 and purchase property (industrial condominium or equivalent) for a place of worship, a multi-purpose hall, kitchen and other amenities
  3. Provide services of rites and rituals ranging from birth to death(eg. naming ceremony, annaprasan, wedding ceremony, shraddha, etc.)
  4. Conduct/co-ordinate language, dance, music and academic support classes
  5. Conduct/co-ordinate Yoga and Meditation classes to improve health and wellbeing of community members
  6. Collaborate with other communities to promote Nepalese culture by participating in various cultural events

Long Term Goals (5 to 10 years)

  1. Utilize the equity built in the property and purchase bigger size land
  2. Construct a temple reflecting Nepalese architecture
  3. Construct a community hall that can accommodate over 500 people. This hall can be utilized for all kinds of socio-cultural events of all ethnic groups
  4. Establish a library and a museum to showcase Nepalese socio cultural paradigm
  5. Continue activities 3 through 7 under short term goals

How Can You Get Involved?

Participation and contribution of each and every community member is very important for the success of the NCHC project. You can get involved in the following ways:
  1. Participate in NCHC events and activities and in inspire others to get involved
  2. Donate regularly through pre-authorized debit payment. You can donate as low as $10 per month and encourage your family members, friends and colleagues to donate.
  3. Secure your membership of your interest and participate in its management roles
The Pre-authorized Debit payment form is available at  Resources section of the web site.

How to Secure Memberships

  1.  Become a Patron - $7,500
  2. Become a FOUNDING LIFE Member - $1,000. (Membership is valid for life. Cut-off date is  Nov 23, 2015, after cut-off date this category will cease to exists)
  3. Become a Life Member - $1,200. (Membership is valid for life, applicable after Nov 23. 2015)
  4. Become a Founding Member - $500 (Membership is valid for 5 years, Cut-off date is Nov 23, 2015. After cut-off date this category will cease to exist)
  5. Become a General Member - $108   (Valid for one year and can be upgraded to Founding or Founding Life Membership by paying balance of membership fee)

Upgrading the founding and general memberships to  FOUNDING LIFE MEMBER is highly recommended.

Membership application form is available at Resources Page For more information please email to